Mesirow Small Company Sustainability Fund

Morningstar Sustainability Rating

Morningstar Sustainability Global Catergory: US Equity Small Cap out of 1,633 funds. Sustainability Rating as of February 28, 2022. Portfolio as of December 31, 2021.1

Morningstar Rating

Overall Morningstar RatingTM based on the risk-adjusted returns out of 600 funds in the Morningstar US Fund Small Blend catergory as of March 31, 2022.2

Why invest in this Fund?

POTENTIAL ADVANTAGES
  • Portfolio of attractively priced small company stocks 
  • Appreciation from catalyst-driven earnings and cash flow growth
  • Favorable risk-adjusted return and positive social and environment impact
Objective

Long-term capital appreciation with less volatility than the US small company market

Vehicles

Separate account | Mutual fund | Collective investment trust

Share classes

Institutional Class
MSVIX | 00774Q767

Investor Class
MSVVX | 00774Q759

Process

STEP ONE

Link ESG factors to company performance, risk, profitability and growth analysis

STEP TWO

Develop proprietary, company-specific ESG scores using third-party data sources; track and monitor over time

STEP THREE

Select stocks based on resulting list of favorable investments; proactively communicate with company management to deepen awareness of ESG factors

PORTFOLIO

Companies with strong governance, high-quality characteristics and positive community impact

Fact sheet

Share classes, performance and holdings

Portfolio management

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Kathryn A. Vorisek

Senior Managing Director, Chief Investment Officer, Portfolio Manager | Equity Management

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Leo Harmon, CFA, CAIA

Senior Managing Director, Chief Investment Officer, Portfolio Manager | Equity Management

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John Nelson, CFA,

FSA Credential Holder

Managing Director, Sustainability Portfolio Specialist | Equity Management

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Eric Jacobsohn, CFA,

FSA Credential Holder

Managing Director, Sustainability Portfolio Specialist | Equity Management

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Mesirow Small Company Sustainability Fund (MSVIX) reaches 3-year anniversary

The Mesirow Small Company Sustainability Fund capitalizes on the team’s U.S. Small Cap sustainable investment strategy while addressing the increasing desire of institutional, corporate and individual investors to emphasize responsible investing within well-diversified portfolios. Each of the team’s traditional strategies is offered with a sustainable equity focus.

Diversification does not ensure a profit or guarantee against a loss.

Morningstar sustainability rating1


Morningstar Sustainability Global Category: US Equity Small Cap out of 1,633 funds. Sustainability Rating as of Feb 28, 2022. Portfolio as of Dec 31, 2021.

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Carefully consider the Fund’s investment objective, risk factors, charges and expenses before investing. This and additional information can be found in the Fund’s full & summary prospectus, which may be obtained via the links above or by calling 1.833.MESIROW. Read the prospectus carefully before investing.

The Mesirow Funds are distributed by SEI Investments Distribution Co. (SIDCO). The Funds are managed by Mesirow Financial Investment Management, Inc. SIDCO is not affiliated with Mesirow Financial Investment Management, Inc. or Mesirow Financial, Inc.

Risk disclosures: Mutual fund investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. There is no guarantee the fund will achieve its stated objective. In addition to the normal risks associated with investing, investments in smaller companies typically exhibit higher volatility. Value stocks are subject to the risks that their intrinsic value may never be realized by the market and that their prices may go down. Funds may underperform other similar funds that do not consider conscious company/ESG guidelines when making investment decisions.

It should not be assumed that any recommendations incorporated herein will be profitable or will equal past performance. Any stated performance results include the reinvestment of dividends and other earnings. The Mesirow name and logo are registered service marks of Mesirow Financial Holdings, Inc. Investment management services offered by Mesirow Financial Investment Management, Inc., an SEC-registered investment advisor. Securities offered through Mesirow Financial, Inc. member FINRA and SIPC.

1. Current Sustainability Score based on 99.99% of Corporate AUM and Sovereign AUM | Global Category: US Equity Small Cap | Sustainability Score and Sustainability Rating as of March 31, 2022. Sustainalytics provides issuer-level ESG Risk analysis used in the calculation of Morningstar’s Sustainability Score. Sustainable Investment Mandate information is derived from the fund prospectus. 
Morningstar Sustainability RatingsTM and ScoresTM
Sustainalytics provides company-level analysis in the Morningstar's Sustainability Score. The Morningstar® Sustainability Rating is intended to measure the size of the equity market in their portfolio of environmental, social, and governance ("ESG") risks and opportunities related to the fund's Morningstar category peers. The Morningstar Sustainability Rating is a two-step process. ESG score from Sustainalytics* receives a Morningstar® Portfolio Sustainability ScoreTM. | * Sustainalytics is a Morningstar company. | The Morningstar Sustainability Rating is then allotted to a Portfolio of Funds within Morningstar. • High (highest 10%) • Above Average (next 22.5%) • Average (next 35%) • Below Average (next 22.5%) and • Low (lowest 10%) The Morningstar Sustainability Rating is depicted by globe icons where High equals 5 globes and Low equals 1 globe. A Sustainability Rating is assigned to any fund that has more than half of its underlying assets rated by Sustainalytics and is within a Morningstar Category with at least 10 scored funds; therefore, the rating it is not limited to funds with explicit sustainable or responsible investment mandates. Morningstar updates its Sustainability Ratings monthly. Portfolios receive a Morningstar Portfolio Sustainability Score and Sustainability Rating one month and six business days after their reported as-of date based on the most recent portfolio. As part of the evaluation process, Morningstar uses Sustainalytics’ ESG scores from the same month as the portfolio as-of date.  For the Morningstar % Ranking the Mesirow Small Company Sustainability Fund was rated against the following numbers of U.S.-domiciled small cap blend funds over the following time periods ending 3.31.22: 649 funds in the MTD period, 645 funds in the QTD period, 632 funds in the one year period, and 600 funds in the three year period. | Please visit https://www.morningstar.com/content/dam/marketing/shared/Company/Trends/Sustainability/Detail/Documents/Morningstar-Sustainable-Investing-Handbook.pdf for more detailed information about the Morningstar Sustainability Rating and its calculation.
 
2. The Morningstar RatingTM for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity, and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The Morningstar Rating does not include any adjustment for sales load. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods. The fund was rated against the following numbers of U.S.-domiciled Equity Small Blend funds over the following time periods and received the following Morningstar Rating: For the 3-year period, the fund was rated against 600 funds and received a Morningstar Rating of four stars. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. For the Morningstar % Ranking the Mesirow Small Company Sustainability Fund was rated against the following numbers of U.S.-domiciled small cap blend funds over the following time periods ending 3.31.22: 649 funds in the MTD period, 645 funds in the QTD period, 632 funds in the one year period, and 600 funds in the three year period. © 2022 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The ranking information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

The information contained herein should not be construed as a recommendation to purchase or sell any particular security or investment vehicle offered by Mesirow Financial. The information included has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but is not necessarily complete and its accuracy cannot be guaranteed. Any opinions expressed are subject to change without notice. Mesirow Financial Investment Management, Inc. and its affiliated companies and/or individuals may, from time to time, own, have long or short positions in, or options on, or act as a market maker in, any securities discussed herein and may also perform financial advisory or investment banking services for those companies. Information is provided in U.S. dollar denominations.

It should not be assumed that any recommendations incorporated herein will be profitable or will equal past performance. Any stated performance results include the reinvestment of dividends and other earnings. The Mesirow Financial name and logo are registered service marks of Mesirow Financial Holdings, Inc. Investment management services offered by Mesirow Financial Investment Management, Inc., an SEC-registered investment advisor. Securities offered through Mesirow Financial, Inc. member FINRA and SIPC.

There are risks involved with investing, including the possible loss of principal. In addition to the normal risks associated with investing, investments in smaller companies typically exhibit higher volatility.

The Mesirow Funds are distributed by SEI Investments Distribution Co. (SIDCO). The Funds are managed by Mesirow Financial Investment Management, Inc. SIDCO is not affiliated with Mesirow Financial Investment Management, Inc.

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